THQ Nordic -- the successor of the once "dead" game publishing company THQ -- has reformed and confirmed that it would release three new "Nintendo Switch" games before the console's arrival to Western shores on March. Games include "Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy", turn-based strategy game "War Leaders: Clash of Nations" and "Legends of War" -- all Mobile Gaming Studios licensed games.
According to Express, THQ Nordic is working on the three new titles. The third-person adventure and exploration game "Sphinx and The Cursed Mummy" the publisher believes to be "well suited" for the interface of Nintendo Switch. THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors said fans have encouraged them to add the three games because they are perfect for the hybrid console and he said "we are excited for Nintendo Switch."
THQ is well known for releasing games in different platforms in the past few years -- even during the PlayStation One heydays. For the PC, THQ had released "Darksiders" and the "Red Faction" Series -- which also made it into the PS3 and PS4 consoles and were acquired by Nordic Games during its younger days. As THQ's assets split, according to Rock Paper Shotgun, people never knew who Nordic Games were during the time it purchased "Darksiders."
Citing Nordic Games' written statement, the game publisher included the THQ name because it will help "shape [their] business in a meaningful way going forward." The statement continues that THQ Nordic represents a "core approach" of doing much more.
Nintendo may release "Nintendo Switch" at a price of $248 if pre-ordered online. UK online gaming shops including Gameseek lists the prices at £198.50 ($246). The price of the console could be higher upon hitting the shelves.
Aside from THQ Nordic, other developers have expressed their interest in developing games for the innovative hybrid console. A Pokemon game developer planning to release a "Nintendo Switch" Pokemon game said the console's mechanics -- especially the console-to-pocket-portability feature -- could play a huge role for new games in the console.